Whiting Petroleum Corporation was founded in January 1980 in Denver, Colorado by Kenneth R. Whiting, with co-founder Bert Ladd. Mr. Whiting served as President and Chief Executive Officer until 1993 and as a director until 2008.
In 1983, Whiting Petroleum merged with Keba Oil & Gas and Hingeline-Overthrust to become a public company.
In 1992, Alliant Energy, a Midwest public utility, acquired Whiting Petroleum as a wholly owned subsidiary. In November 2003, Whiting Petroleum again became a public company when our IPO was completed.
Since our founding, we have been an independent oil and gas company that acquires, exploits, develops and explores for crude oil, natural gas and natural gas liquids, primarily in the Rocky Mountain region and the Permian Basin. Today Whiting Petroleum is focused in the Rocky Mountain region of the United States.